Caught In The Geometry Of Boylston Street
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Did you ever have an image that you just loved but couldn't quite explain why? This one from the streets of Boston fits that bill for me. I ordinarily wouldn't approach anything architectural with my fisheye lens. Street scenes, yes, anything that I want to give exaggerated curves too, of course!
But it works for me here. I love the dramatic rise to the skyscraper at 500 Boylston Street. it feels like a scene from old animation giving a sense of great height, but what I love most is the feeling of the plaza in the foreground. The people captured in motion on the pavement literally feel trapped within the lines to me, like they have become part of an Escher print.
I stood there for awhile and I have pictures of this same scene without people or with fewer people at least, and it's that life they bring to it that makes the moment, no doubt. Now that you've seen it this way, can you imagine this moment with just cold architectural lines? All glass and steel and no flesh?
July 8th, 2013
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